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The "layer system" can prevent a confrontation from escalating

In today's tactical tip, Lt. Kevin Dillon explains the tactic behind using a "layer system"... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Panhandler fatally shot after opening fire on N.Y. cop

Panhandler fatally shot after opening fire on N.Y. cop

By Tom Hays and Cristian Salazar Associated PressNEW YORK — A plainclothes cop chased a scam artist... - Full Story


Video of Mo. shootout a dramatic reminder of dangers officers face

KCTV5.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police Chief James Corwin released dashcam video of a... - Full Story


Va. school police arrest man who opened fire on campus

Quick thinking from students, teachers prvented injuries - Full Story


Autistic teen's family sues Chicago cops over injury

By Angie Leventis Lourgos Chicago TribuneCHICAGO — The family of a teenager with autism allegedly... - Full Story


Study: Stun guns protect cops, save suspects

By Ford Fox, MD Reuters HealthNEW YORK — Police departments that use "stun" devices like... - Full Story


Colo. sheriff sticking to TASER policy after deputy's use on child

By Nick Bonham Pueblo ChieftainPUEBLO, Colo. — Days after a deputy stunned an "out of control"... - Full Story


Grand jury to investigate shooting by Philly cop

By Stephanie Farr Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — A grand jury will investigate the shooting... - Full Story


R.I. officer caught kicking suspect on camera

Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence police have launched an internal investigation after... - Full Story

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